It was only a matter of time when people started cloning Windows Vista features and modding Windows XP with them. Windows Vista do sports some good features my favorite being is the live thumbnail previews that popup when you mouse over the taskbar. And now I can use them in XP as well..period.
I achieved this by using Visual Tooltip, which is a hybrid dock / thumbnail application. With a few tweaks to the settings, we can make it work just like Vista thumbnails.
Here's how it looks like on my desktop… pretty cool huh?!
To make your thumbnails look the same as mine, just follow these couple of steps. Download and start the application, and open the options from the tray icon.
To make thumbnails bigger,Increase the size of the sliders, and then uncheck the option for "Size proportional to the target window".
Then Click on the Display tab, and then uncheck the "Show window title"
Congrats..You now have Vista like thumbnail previews :)